Neighbourhoods change: Social transformations, residential mobility and segregation
This research examines intra-urban neighbourhood, housing and residential change. Crucial socio-spatial transformations have taken place in the inner cities, panel housing districts, outer zones of the city and suburban ring in the formerly state socialist countries of Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the disintegration of the former Soviet Union.
However, little is yet known about the more detailed neighbourhood level housing and population changes in East European cities. Comparative studies on residential segregation in East European cities are greatly missing as well.
The aim of this research is to acquire better understanding on how the socio-spatial pattern of CEE cities has transformed since the systemic changes started, and what are the important structural as well as individual level drivers and outcomes of population change in neighbourhoods. An important question to be addressed with the research is to what extent this change is due to residential mobility, and to what extent to in-situ social and housing change, and how it varies by population groups with a specific focus on difference by ethnicity and socio-economic attainment.